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Boehner: Congress Should Complete Work on Clean Troop Funding Bill Before Leaving Town for Two-Week Break

March 28, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after House GOP members met with President Bush today to discuss the need for Congress to complete work on a clean troop funding bill before Congress adjourns:“Our troops in harm’s way do not have the luxury of taking a two-week break. Until Congress passes a clean troop funding bill that supports our men and women in uniform, neither should we. Read More

Boehner: Democrats’ Tax Hike is the Wrong Approach for Middle Class Families

March 28, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the House approved the Democrats’ budget proposal, which included the largest tax hike in American history:“After passing the largest tax hike in history and larding up an emergency troop funding bill with billions in pork, House Democrats today skipped town for a two-week vacation. To pay for all of their reckless spending, Democrats slapped working Americans and small businesses with higher taxes that will stifle our economy and hurt job creation. Read More

UPDATED: Boehner Promises Fight if Democrats Change Rules to Halt GOP Success in Modifying Bills

March 27, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today reacted sharply to reports that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) may try to change House rules to make it difficult for Republicans to modify bills on the House floor, vowing Republicans will fight aggressively against any such changes.  “Now that Republicans have shown they can use new House rules against the new Democratic majority that wrote them, the Democrats want new rules,” an article in the March 27 edition of CQ Today reported. Read More

Boehner Hails Bipartisan Passage of Bill to Deliver Quality Health Care to America’s Soldiers

March 27, 2007

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after the House passed the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act (H.R. 1538): “Our men and women in uniform make huge sacrifices for our freedom, and we need to ensure they have access to the highest quality health care. The problems uncovered at Walter Reed are unacceptable, and we have a responsibility to fix such problems wherever they exist and ensure our soldiers are receiving health care that meets the highest standards of quality. Read More

America's Veteran's Groups Blast Democrats' "Surrender Bill"

March 27, 2007

America’s top veterans organizations today condemned congressional Democrats’ “pork and retreat” approach to the Global War on Terror, as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) both issued bluntly worded statements condemning the Democrats’ pork-laden war spending bill and supporting the President’s veto threat. Read More